On Thursday, March 9, if you'd wandered onto campus, you might reasonably wonder if you'd stepped back in time.
It was Classics Day, our annual, full-day celebration of the Classical world for students in Latin and Greek, grades 7 through 12.
Eighth graders made auguries; Latin 5 organized a Roman Triumphal parade (the Triumph of Rhyme and Reason); Latin 4 created a movie based on the story of Hercules; and the Greek students re-enacted a sacrifice to solemnize the occasion. (No animals or students were harmed!)
We welcomed two speakers on archaeology—one on excavations of Iron Age Turkey and another on the use of satellites, drones and 3-D technology in archaeology. We watched entranced as the Latin history students re-enacted a debate that took place in the Senate on the fate of Catiline's conspirators, and the seniors judged their rhetoric. We also had our annual elections and played Certamen!
If you missed this amazing day, you can get a taste of it here.